Durable Growth

An urbanist and his lifestyle

Water Street in downtown Petaluma

My wife and I live in a neighborhood that is on the fringe of walkability.

The Walk Score folks assign a score of 63 to our home, which is better than average, but not exceptional. (For comparison, the apartments above Theatre Square in downtown Petaluma have a Walk Score […]

Durable Growth

Changing the ground rules to cease subsidizing sprawl

In my last post, I took the post-recession temperature of sprawl. I was checking the hypothesis that sprawl had succumbed to changing housing desires about the time the recession took hold.

Although I found evidence that that sprawl isn’t the dominant paradigm that it had once been, I also found evidence that it still lingered, […]